Russian Navy: Project 11356 frigates to be able to perform tasks in Mediterranean Sea

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Escort ships (frigates) of Project 11356 will be able to effectively perform the tasks as part of a permanent group of the Naval Fleet in the Mediterranean Sea, head of the shipbuilding department of the Navy, Captain First Rank Vladimir Tryapichnikov said on Wednesday.

The ceremony of launching the third production Project 11356 ship “Admiral Makarov” which is being built in the interests of the Russian Navy, took place on September 2, 2015 at the Kaliningrad shipyard “Yantar”. It is planned that the first two ships of the series – “Admiral Grigorovich” and “Admiral Essen” – will be transferred to the Navy after the completion of all stages of factory and state tests.

Tryapichnikov added that, if necessary, ships of the “admiral series” can also perform anti-piracy activities and ensure the safety of civilian shipping in remote areas of the oceans, such as the Gulf of Aden and along the coast of the Horn of Africa.


Russian Navy vessel dipped diving bell 450 meters into Atlantic

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The ocean rescue ship “Igor Belousov” of the Russian Navy dipped the first diving bell on a working depth of 450 meters in the Atlantic, spokesperson for the Russian Defense Ministry on the Navy, Captain 1st Rank Igor Dygalo said Thursday.

“The parameters of work during dipping the diving bell were measured with special sensors the information of which was analyzed by specialists. The dive was carried out as part of the first phase of interdepartmental tests of the GVK-450 onboard deep-diving complex”, – he said.

It is planned that after the fourth stage of factory sea trials in the Atlantic the crew will begin state testing. The “Igor Belousov” rescue ship will become part of the Navy by the end of 2015.

Defense Ministry: “Zvezda” to have orders as long as Pacific Navy exists

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The “Zvezda” shipyard located in Primorye will be provided with orders as long as the Russian Pacific Navy exists, said Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov.

“As long as the Russian Navy exists in the Pacific, the shipyard  will be provided with orders. Because this is our main platform for shipbuilding, ship repair, in particular, submarines,” – Borisov told reporters.

According to him, the Defense Ministry has set the task before the plant to create a development program until 2025. “We discussed plans for 2016-2018, a long-term strategy of the “Zvezda” plant. The leadership was tasked to develop a long-term strategy of the “Zvezda” factory in two stages – up to 2020 and 2025 in the interests of the Defense Ministry “, – Borisov noted.

Maritime transport of weapons “Academician Kovalev” to begin tests in September


Newest maritime transport weapons “Academician Kovalev” built on a military shipyard “Ship Repair Center “Zvezdochka” in Severodvinsk, will be released into the sea for trials at the end of September for the first time. This was reported by the press service of the plant.
“Academician Kovalev” will be released for the first time at sea on sea trials on approximately the third week of September,” the press service said.
As it was reported earlier by the shipyard, the ship determined deadlines – it should be handed over to the Russian Navy until the end of the year.

Russian Navy to test new deep-diving complex for the first time in nearly 30 years


Russian Navy will test deep-sea diving complex for the first time in nearly 30 years – they will begin in September on the rescue ship “Igor Belousov”. The chief of the search and rescue of the Russian Navy Captain 1st Rank Damir Shaikhutdinov told reporters on August 31.
According to him, the test-board life-saving equipment “Igor Belousov” will begin in the second half of September. It is expected that before the end of the year the ship will join the Navy.

Northern Fleet flagship, “Pyotr Velikiy” cruiser to be renovated

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The Northern Fleet flagship, heavy nuclear missile cruiser “Pyotr Velikiy” will undergo scheduled maintenance in the near future, head of the Northern Fleet press service, Captain 1st Rank Vadim Serga said on Monday.

The ship will be repaired at the 82th shipyard in Roslyakovo (Murmansk region), the workers of which are completing the preparation of a floating dock for the cruiser.

According to Serga, the repair work on the Northern Fleet flagship are carried out in a planned manner in full accordance with the terms stipulated by the contract.

Active phase of largest joint military exercises of Russian and Chinese Navy completed

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Warships of Russia and China completed the active phase of the joint exercises, which have become the most large-scale trainings in the history of relations between the navies of the two countries, said head of the information support department of the EMD press service, Captain 1st Rank Roman Martov.

“Military sailors of the two countries have worked out the issues of joint maneuvers, organization of anti-sabotage, anti-submarine, anti-aircraft and anti-ship defense. The culmination of the maneuvers was the joint amphibious and airborne assault at the range Klerk in the Southern Primorye, which was held on the territory of Russia for the first time”, – he said.

Newest Russian Navy patrol ship carried out shootings in Baltic Sea

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The crew of the newest Navy Russian patrol ship carried out missile and artillery firings in the Baltic Sea during the tests, reported the Western military district on the Baltic Fleet.

“The crew of the newest patrol ship of project 11356 “Admiral Grigorovich” has successfully completed anti-aircraft missile and artillery firings during factory tests in marine landfills of the Baltic Fleet,” – a statement said.

It is noted that the shootings were carried out from the multichannel ship-based antiaircraft missile complex with vertical launch “Shtil” on targets simulating air attack means of the imaginary enemy.

New boat for the Black Sea Fleet laid


Last week at the Oksk shipyard ceremony of laying the keel service-crew boat project 21270, which is being built for the Ministry of Defence, took place.
As reported by the company, the groundbreaking ceremony was attended by representatives of the Ministry of Defence, Design Bureau “Almaz”, business partners of Oksk Shipyard project.
The boat is designed to provide the service as well as making trips parade of ships of the Russian Navy. The boat will be used at the Black Sea, in the coastal marine area with the distance from a place of refuge up to 50 miles. Designer of the vessel is the Central Marine Design Bureau “Almaz”.

Control systems for “Mistrals” to be installed on Russian Navy ships

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Board control systems designed by the United Instrument-Making Corporation specifically for the “Mistral”-type helicopter carriers, will be installed on the newest ships of the Russian Navy, including a promising aircraft carrier, CEO of the company Alexander Yakunin said in an interview with RIA Novosti.

“We’ve built a serious test stand on the basis of our enterprise “Inteltech”, which has done a lot of work on the conjugation of various naval and electronic systems meant for the helicopter-carrier of “Mistral” type. The experience, despite the well-known ending of this story, will be used in our shipbuilding program to create a new integrated command and control system for future warships, including aircraft carriers,” – he said.